Terry Bradshaw's 'Today In America' Show May Be Filmed In Media

Members of Media Borough Council say they're in favor of crews filming in the area.

Mayor Robert McMahon announced Thursday night that he received a request from producers of the Discovery Channel show "Today In America"  to film in the borough.

The council didn't vote on a motion to approve the filming, but McMahon simply put it on the table.

"What I'm doing is just opening it for discussion," he said.

McMahon had only got word about a week ago, but has since spoken with producers from the show twice. At the Media Borough Council meeting Thursday night, McMahon announced that he and a few other council members will have an additional conference call with producers late Friday morning to talk details.

Since producers are on a deadline, said McMahon, the decision has to be made rather quickly.

But council members seem to think the 5-minute portion being filmed in the borough would be a good thing to put Media on the map.

"I really think it's something worth at least exploring," said council vice president Monica Simpson. "It is a well-known show in almost documentary-type format."

Simpson added, however, that the details of financing the project would need to be taken into account when making a decision.

The pros to allowing filming for the show?

"I think that right now Media is a magnet for the county," said council president Brian Hall. "This is a way of getting the word out beyond the immediate area. We can easily see Media becoming an attraction for people from Wilmington or people from Baltimore."

He added: "If it were to happen, I think it would be something that would be a great ornament for the town."

The show focuses on business and lifestyle news, and generally hones in on up-and-coming industries.

Any other details are unclear at this point, but be sure to tune in with Patch to get the scoop.

J.D. June 22, 2012 at 02:20 PM
ornimant? ???
Dee June 22, 2012 at 02:29 PM
It's a no-brainer. Filming of any kind brings lots of revenue to an area and, depending upon the light in which the community is shown, lots of positive attention. p.s. What's "ornimant"? Is it a misspelling of ornament? That wouldn't make sense either.
Dana Riker Jackson June 22, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Please do not allow a slow decision-making process miss this fabulous opportunity. Leaders in the 21st Century need to be flexible and adaptable to respond to opportunities that arise quickly, even if some risk of short term expense may be involved. The long term gain of this opportunity outways any of the risk. Make the decision and give Media the reputation of being a great town to work with and an easy town to do business with. That is what will keep us vibrant and growing.
Lane Blackmer June 22, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Thanks for bringing the spelling error to my attention. It's been fixed!
Julie Yamaki July 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM
While it is mildly possible the filming may help the Borough of Media itself, and in that case the Borough is able to determine if they are willing to spend the money on what is basically advertising, asking the school district to pitch in with funds to pay for this advertising is improper. School taxes are collected from many towns other than Media. Those paying school taxes from other townships would be much better served by the school board by keeping those funds for their intended instructional purposes, rather than contributing towards Media's advertising bill.


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